Especially Made

sheep grazing

It’s been a few weeks since my last post on Psalm 23. Yesterday, I really needed to dwell on this. If you need it too, click here to see all the previous posts based on my husband’s teaching of this psalm. For now, here are some thoughts on verse 5.

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.”

The Shepherd just took the sheep through the dark valley and has led them to the fresh, green pastures on the higher ground. Shepherds do not lead the sheep through the valley blindly and encounter green pastures by accident. According to W. Phillip Keller (A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23), the shepherds went ahead and prepared the land for their sheep. We can trust that our Good Shepherd goes before us and prepares the way. He gives…

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